The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Mary Anne Napier to Mary Hamilton

Napier (née Cathcart), Mary Anne, Lady

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Mary Anne Napier [later Lady Napier] to Mary Hamilton. She writes that she fears Hamilton will remove her from the 'Civill [sic] list' for not writing sooner, but she hopes that Hamilton knows how much she likes to receive news of her. Napier continues her letter with news of her health and her family. She also writes of the death of the young Duke of Hamilton, who was said to be 'a very Aimiable [sic] Youth & would proveably have made a fine figure in Liffe [sic]'. Napier notes that his death was expected by most people, with the exception of his own family. She describes the present Duke as a 'fine Lively Healthy Boy'. She also comments that 'Yesterday Mr Douglas gained his Law suit against Lord Selkirk', who had attempted to dispossess him.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Abbey [Edinburgh].</p>

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